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On Monday's ICT Newscast, we’re on location at the 2022 Reservation Economic Summit in Las Vegas. We’re talking to a leader at the National Center, a restauranter, and the head of tribal relations at the Agriculture Department
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Chris James, Eastern Band of Cherokee, is the president and CEO of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development. It is the largest business development and technical assistance training organization in the country for American Indian and Alaska Native-owned businesses.

The Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. is working to improve its relations with tribal nations. At the helm is Heather Dawn Thompson of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. She is the director of the department’s office of tribal relations.

James Anderson, Lac Courtes Oreilles & Choctaw, is an international speaker and trainer. He is a previous Native American 40-under-40 award recipient and the son of the owner of Famous Dave's BBQ. Anderson joins the show to talk about his background in motivational speaking and more.

  • What is the Reservation Economic Summit? ICT's Kaitlin Onawa Boysel reports.
  • In northwest Canada, Prince Charles and Duchess Camila met with Indigenous communities last week. 
  • In Vermont, four state recognized tribes will no longer have to pay property taxes.
  • The Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums announced its project cohort earlier this month. 

Find more details on these headlines at the top of today's show.


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Aliyah Chavez, Kewa Pueblo, is the anchor of the ICT Newscast. On Twitter: @aliyahjchavez.

Shirley Sneve, Ponca/Sicangu Lakota, is vice president of broadcasting for ICT. Follow her on Twitter @rosebudshirley She’s based in Nebraska and Minnesota.

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Patty Talahongva, Hopi, is senior correspondent for ICT. Follow her on Twitter: @WiteSpider.

Pauly Denetclaw, Diné, is a political correspondent for ICT. Follow her on Twitter: @pdineclah. She is based in Gallup, NM.

Kaitlin Onawa Boysel, Cherokee, is a producer/reporter for ICT Newscast. On Instagram: @KaitlinBoysel. Boysel is based in Springfield, Illinois.

Tsanavi Spoonhunter, Northern Arapaho/Northern Paiute, is part of the editing team for the ICT Newscast. On Twitter, @Tsanavi.

Drea Yazzie, Diné, is a producer/editor for the ICT Newscast. On Twitter: @quindreayazzie Yazzie is based in Phoenix.

Maxwell Montour, Pottawatomi, is a newscast editor for ICT Newscast. On Instagram, max.montour. Montour is based in Phoenix.

Mary Grace Pewewardy, Hopi/Comanche/Kiowa, is an intern at ICT Newscast. On Instagram: @mgpewewardy. Pewewardy is based in Phoenix.

Mark Trahant, Shoshone-Bannock, is editor-at-large for ICT. Follow him on Twitter, @trahantreports. Trahant is based in Phoenix. 

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